General fields are for storing OLE objects and later displaying them via OLEBound controls. As far as I know, there is no native VFP command that will allow you to extract the binary data contained in a general field. This functionality is absolutely necessary in order to send this data to the browser and this is why we recommend the use of memo fields instead.
After doing some research, we found the following page, that may be useful to you. Use at your own risk:
The above information was found at http://www.utmag.com/October2002/Page31.asp.
A commercial tool with similar capabilities and the same name (CopyGen) can be found at http://www.abri.com/foxpro.html.
Sent by Kristi Westfall on 10/26/2004 04:30:14 PM:
I am using a General field with and embedded PDF file, but can't figure out how to display the PDF file using FoxWeb. Can you get me started? I saw the other post about general fields, but it seems like the response to that was to use a Memo field. Thanks for any suggestions you might have.